Macro Monday is easy to play, snap a macro (or any close-up) photo, post it on your blog and come back here and sign Mr Linky(at the bottom of this post). Don't forget to visit each other. :)
I am hoping that the hostess of this week's Fun Monday, Jan, doesn't mind that I have combined FM with my Macro Monday this week. Her topic was one I just could not resist and the photos worked for my meme too. Hope there's not too much confusion with this.
Can you guess what this is? Well it's not my dog's chew bone. But Jan wanted to know what we have in our house that is unique and we'd never get rid of. I don't think anyone would want this.
This has been hanging out in our freezer for six years. I have never touched it, it's about 2 inches long and I dumped it out of its specimen jar to a napkin for the photo, then carefully put it back and threw said napkin away.
This, my friends, is a piece of a rib bone, and not just any rib bone. It's mine!
September 2002, I had what's called a Chamberlain Procedure. The doctors cut out a piece of rib and operated on my lung. I had a mass in the hilar region (near where the lung meets the airway) and there was concern of the mass blocking off the opening and making the lung quit working. The doctor wanted to take out the entire lung but my oxygen level wasn't good enough on one lung so he just removed the mass. It was not cancerous.
When I woke up in ICU I found out that my mom had requested my rib for me. She told the doctors something about my religion requiring me to have all my body parts when I am buried. I think my boyfriend thought we were nuts, but he did eventually propose so maybe he likes nuts.
December 31st 2002, New Year's Eve, I spent in the ICU hooked up to tubes and such after going through a second surgery to put mesh in the area where the rib is missing. Apparently, you are supposed to be ok with a piece of rib missing, but my lung herniated out of the opening. I hope I never have lung surgery again!
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